Early Show


The Liza Colby Sound

Thu, January 26, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Johnossi - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The platinum selling and Swedish Grammy award winning rock duo Johnossi is back -- bigger and bolder than ever. First taste is single "Air Is Free" which is released today October 7, 2016.

It's ever so easy to get tangled up in the Johnossi universe, which consists of expansive rock/pop anthems. Their new single "Air Is Free" is no exception. Johnossi has kept their famous core of John's significant guitar riffs heavily backed up by Ossi's pounding drumming. Adding a stadium-sized soundscape with horns, a female choir and a modern production by team Astma & Rocwell (from band NONONO) -- "Air Is Free" sets a new era for the influential Swedish act.

"Air Is Free" is released worldwide today on October 7th (Republic / Polydor / Universal). The first single is a spark of the firework that is yet to come later this year, when Johnossi will release an EP on November 8th with "Air Is Free" as lead track. Full album to follow early 2017.

Johnossi consists of singer and guitarist John Engelbert and drummer Oskar "Ossi" Bonde. The two founding (and only) members started the two-man band in their early 20´s and only three shows and a few months later they landed their first record deal. What they didn´t know back then was that their debut album would make them one of the most influential acts in Sweden during the 21st century.

Since their self titled debut album (2005) Johnossi have released three more records followed by extensive touring mainly in Europe but also in the US and Japan both headlining and as support to acts like Lykke Li, The Hives, Mando Diao, Green Day, Shout Out Louds and The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

The duo have had several platinum selling albums and singles in Sweden and has won several awards including Swedish Grammy Award for "Best Group" + two National Radio P3 Gold Awards also for "Best Group" (equivalent of Radio 1 in the UK).

Johnossi is very well known for their amazing and exciting live shows with high voltage energy. John's strong voice and stunning guitar playing combined with Ossi's ferocious drumming make them sound like a full on armada, still with only so few people on stage.
The Liza Colby Sound - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
The Liza Colby Sound
Part shaman, part seductress, Liza Colby was born to earn the Queen Of Rock N’ Roll mantle. Imagine Tina Turner prowling the stage like Iggy Pop with vocals that conjure Aretha Franklin and Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott.

Upcoming, LCS will issue the EP Let It Happen, to be preceded by the swaggering single “My World.” “My World” is a gritty and seductive pop-rock number that explores the expanse of female sexuality from dominant to submissive with relentless moxie. The six-song Let It Happen EP crackles with fiery musicality, muscular blues-rock grooves, and moments of reflective soul-ballad bliss.

The Liza Colby Sound has ignited stages throughout the East Coast, performing in venues such as Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, PNC Bank Arts Center, The Wellmont Theater, and Jones Beach. LCS has also performed to a packed house at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. To date, the rock n’ roll quartet has issued two EPs, previous releases include the well-received EPs High Yellow (2011) and Live(2013).
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002